Musicians in Conversation

Podcast

Natalia Anderson talks with female,inter, non-binary, trans and agender musicians and DJ’s based in Switzerland about their music and creative processes.

Episode 30: Kety Fusco

In this episode Natalia speaks with harpist and composer, Kety Fusco backstage at one of her gigs and after her sold out concert in London’s Royal Albert Hall. We discuss changing the reputation of the harp, Kety shares her thoughts on music conservatories and making the harp more…

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Episode 29: Anya Della Croce

In this episode Natalia speaks with Anya Della Croce who is the Executive manager of the french speaking office of Petzi, and a production and tour manager. We discuss the difference between the roles of a production manager and tour manager, the importance of grass-root venues for the music industry…

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Episode 28: Jackie Brutsche

In this episode Natalia speaks with Jackie Brutsche (aka Jack Torera) who is a musician, filmmaker, visual artist and performer.  Her band The Jackets also provide the music for this season’s podcast!  We discuss the loss of her mother during childhood and how that inspired the personal documentary…

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Episode 27: Aline Bianchi

In this episode Natalia speaks with Aline Bianchi who is the founder and Product Manager of Norma Music! We talk about royalties, copyright, licensing and synchronisation and Aline also gives advice to artists planning a release. We talk about setting up her company Norma Music and discuss some of the…

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Episode 26: Cégiu

In this episode Natalia speaks with Helvetiarockt beatmaking coach, Cégiu. She is a musician, producer and composer and also managing director of Music Box Entertainment, co-manager of Other Music Lucerne and board member of SONART.  We discuss capturing insect sounds in field recordings, starting your own company as a musician…

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Episode 25: Nadia Mitic

In this episode Natalia speaks with Agent, Artist Manager and Artistic Director of Le Port Franc in Sion, Nadia Mitic.  We discuss how the skills she learned as a teacher, helps in her music career today, the importance of building relationships and networking in the music industry.  Nadia also gives…

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Episode 24: Evita Koné

In this episode Natalia speaks with Evita Koné who is a Singer, Rapper, Songwriter and Teacher.  We discuss how to find your unique voice and sound as an artist, the importance of collectives and communities to your growth, and the reason why she performs.  Stay tuned to hear Evita teaching…

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Episode 23: Fabienne Schmuki

In this episode Natalia speaks with CEO at Irascible Music & Irascible Records, Fabienne Schmuki.  We discuss the relationship between artist and label, when to invest in physical copies of your music and Fabienne shares how she was able to overcome self doubt to take on the role of CEO…

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Episode 22: Jennifer Jans

In this episode Natalia talks with Jennifer Jans who is an Arts Manager, Promoter and Musician.  We discuss the difference between programming and booking, how to develop the skill of programming bands/artists and learning from failure.  We also get into the perspective of artists by talking about how and when…

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Episode 21: Lena Brechbühl

In this episode Natalia speaks with Live Sound Engineer, Lena Brechbühl. We discuss the positives and negatives of the profession. The relationship between live sound engineer and artist and the importance of vocabulary to express how you want your sound to be.  We also talk about the emotional…

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Episode 20: Belia Winnewisser

In this episode Natalia talks with Belia Winnewisser who is a singer, composer, sound artist and DJ.  She is also a coach for Helvetiarockt Music Lab workshops.  We discuss finding the ideal music course to study, the decision to put music first and then build work around that. …

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Episode 19: Jasmin Albash

In this episode Natalia talks to Jasmin Albash, who is a singer, songwriter and vocal coach. She is also the Helvetiarockt Regional Manager for Northern Switzerland and coaches the Beatmaking Workshop! We discuss Jasmin’s experience teaching the, ‘Complete Vocal Technique’ and she provides tips to singers to maintain…

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Episode 18: Nadja Zela

In this episode of Musicians in Conversation, Natalia speaks to Nadja Zela who is a singer, guitarist, lyricist and producer.  She is also a coach at the Helvetiarockt Songwriting Camp.  We discuss finding your own voice, making the system better for women to continue music after having children…

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Episode 17: Jessiquoi

In this episode Natalia talks with Jessiquoi, who is a producer, composer and performer.  She is also a coach at the Helvetiarockt Music Lab – Beatmaking Workshop but not only that, her song, ‘The Addict’ has been used as the theme music throughout season 2 of this podcast!

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Episode 16: La Nefera

In this episode Natalia talks to La Nefera. She is a multifaceted musician, artist and rapper. We discuss the challenges of moving to Switzerland from Dominican Republic as a child, using her music to speak for those without a voice and the healing that comes from being able…

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Episode 15: Muriel Rhyner

In this episode Natalia talks to Muriel Rhyner, who is the bass guitarist and lead singer of the band Delilahs. She is an intrinsic part of the Helvetiarockt team, organising songwriting workshops, band workshops and producing weekends. Muriel has many years’ experience in the music industry from being…

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Episode 14: Melisa Su

In this episode Natalia speaks to Melisa Su who is a Club DJ, Producer and co-founder of the record label, ‘Mirror Records’.  She is also a coach and the Helvetiarockt Music Lab DJ Workshop. We discuss the feelings of anxiety and nervousness when DJing, moving to Bern from…

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Episode 13: Odd Beholder

In this episode of Musicians in Conversation, Natalia talks to Odd Beholder who is a singer songwriter, political activist. She is also the co-founder of the Swiss Branch of the international climate protection organisation “Music Declares Emergency”. We discuss how the act of playing is a great…

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Episode 12: Madafi Pierre

In this episode Natalia talks with Madafi Pierre who is an artist, singer songwriter and all round creative.  She is also a coach at the Helvetiarockt Band workshops!  We discuss her coming to Switzerland from Miami via New York and the importance of connecting with local talent and…

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Episode 11: Anna Murphy

In this episode Natalia talks with Anna Murphy, the lead singer of the band Cellar Darling. She is a multi-instrumentalist, a sound engineer, a producer and is also a coach at the Helvetiarockt Bandworkshop. We discuss what it was like to leave school at 16 years old…

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Episode 10: Ka(ra)mi

In this episode Natalia talks with Ka(ra)mi, the multi-instrumentalist, producer and DJ. We talk about how Ka(ra)mi learned to compose and arrange music from a young age, her unique experience spending a year in Cuba studying music and dealing with feelings of not being good enough when starting her DJ career. She is a coach at the Helvetiarockt Music Lab beatmaking workshop.

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Episode 9: Billie Bird

In this episode Natalia talks with Billie Bird. She is a guitarist, singer songwriter, composer, performer and coach at the Helvetiarockt Songwriting Camp. We discuss the benefits of trying out lots of instruments, why music is such a vital form of expression for her and why impatience is the worst for artists.

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Episode 8: Martina Berther

In this episode Natalia talks with Martina Berther, the incredibly talented and versatile bassist and multi-instrumentalist. We discuss what it takes to be a good bass player, Martina shares tips on becoming a session musician and we also ask how we can encourage more women, intersex, non binary and trans musicians to study jazz.

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Episode 7: Evelinn Trouble

In this episode Natalia talks with Evelinn Trouble, winner of the Swiss Music Prize 2018, guitarist, singer songwriter, all round creative and Helvetiarockt Bandworkshop Coach. We discuss the importance of communication and honesty in band relationships, managing yourself vs having a manager, and saying what you want as a musician.

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Episode 6: Anna Aaron

In this episode Natalia talks with Anna Aaron, who is a coach at the Music Lab Song Sketches Workshop. She is an award winning singer and producer and has her own label, called Bambient Records. We discuss feeling like an outsider after returning to Switzerland as a child, using digital platforms when releasing your music, and making meaningful connections in the music industry.

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Episode 5: Franziska Staubli

In this episode Natalia talks with Franziska ‘Ziska’ Staubli (Musician, Artist) about learning to play guitar, how to improvise and the importance of speaking to girls, non-binary and queer people in her songbook.

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Episode 4: DJ Bone Black

In this episode Natalia talks with Bone Black (DJ, Producer) about Gqom music, Bone Black’s residency in Johannesburg, South Africa and the importance of sharing your network and uplifting others. They also give practical advice on how to start an association in Switzerland!

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Episode 3: Laura Livers

In this episode Natalia talks with Laura Livers (Pianist, Composer) about what it takes to study music to a high level and getting over the embarrassment of showing your work. Laura also shares practical advice when it comes to ownership of songs when collaborating with other artists.

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Episode 2: Juli Lee

In this episode Natalia talks with Juli Lee (DJ, Producer) about going from being a dancer to a DJ, taking every opportunity to play music and how to make the most out of your time in a music studio. Juli Lee is also the producer of the theme music for this podcast!

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Episode 1: Leila Moon

In this episode Natalia talks with Leila Moon (DJ, Producer, Songwriter) about her school life, self esteem and how to be your own best friend.  They also talk about the creative process behind her song “Dansoz” which came out of the theater piece of the same name, by actress and dancer, Tümay Kilincel. Leila was responsible for the music production and musical direction.

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About Natalia Anderson

Musician, DJ and Journalist

Natalia started out in the music scene playing guitar, singing and later DJing in London’s vibrant music scene. She has since taken her party sounds to Switzerland and continues to DJ under the name NAT FRM LDN. Natalia enjoys talking about music as well as playing it and worked as a VJ / TV presenter and music journalist for various events and platforms in the UK and beyond.

Web: www.tunefultv.com www.tunefulradio.com www.natfrmldn.com musicdirectory.ch
Twitter / Insta / Facebook : @TunefulTV

Production Credits

Concept: Natalia Anderson in collaboration with Helvetiarockt

Presented and Produced by: Natalia Anderson
Music by: Juli Lee